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Post by whitestone » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:17 pm

Just saw this on STWhine -
the whole of their systems have been down since 0730 or earlier.

Sounds from there and other sources like it's absolutely everything.
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Re: Garmin

Post by Landslide » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:59 pm

I've seen speculation that either they've forgotten to renew their SSL certificate, or they've suffered a massive hack and/or ransomware attack.

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Re: Garmin

Post by robbie » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:23 pm

That's why I can't get my gpx to load from the computer :cry:

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Re: Garmin

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:31 pm

I heard it was aliens.

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Re: Garmin

Post by BigdummySteve » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:15 pm

Stu, you’ve changed. So’s your dog.
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Re: Garmin

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Re: Garmin

Post by Escape Goat » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:17 pm

Genuine Garmin fail :-bd
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Re: Garmin

Post by Landslide » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:34 am

Worth noting that Inreach services are currently down.

A bit more serious than not knowing if you've finally beaten your PR on the hill up to the local post office.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ... re-attack/

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Re: Garmin

Post by Escape Goat » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:59 am

Ah that's not cool.
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Re: Garmin

Post by Lazarus » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:30 am

That is some pretty serious problem there that
1) I hope it does not cost a life
2) has seriously dscouraged me from owning one

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Re: Garmin

Post by Alpinum » Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:42 am

Landslide wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:34 am
Worth noting that Inreach services are currently down.
Apparently not. Nor SOS or messaging are affected.

https://status.inreach.garmin.com

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Re: Garmin

Post by stevewaters » Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:48 am

As said above ... the InReach tracking seems to still be working - See Rich and Tom's Cape Wrath trip:
I have also been able to configure a Garmin InReach MapShare page for my YD300 trip next weekend. What I suspect might not be working is the service to change my InReach Mini from "Standby" to "Tracking" mode for that trip - assuming that is included in the scope of what is described as "Plan Changes". I have submitted the request to Protegear. They are usually very prompt in responding, but not this time !

At the end of the day, it's (hopefully) not the end of the world for me on that event but clearly - as you say - there are hugely serious implications for others globally across their many critical services.

Hopefully they will learn and be far more resilient in future.

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Re: Garmin

Post by Landslide » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:20 pm

Mmm, that's a bit more positive.

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Re: Garmin

Post by ScotRoutes » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:13 am

It's all coming back.

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Re: Garmin

Post by FLV » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:27 am

ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:13 am
It's all coming back.
Had you forgotten much?

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Re: Garmin

Post by slarge » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:28 am

So did they pay (and hence go against US government policy) or have they restored everything from backups?

Not sure how all that sort of thing works, but it must be a massive worry for any major company. I imagine if the hackers want your system, it's only a matter of time before they find a way in...

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Re: Garmin

Post by Dave Barter » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:46 am

My theory is they didn't pay

I think they were infiltrated somewhere and rightly decided to shut everything until they could be sure it was safe to continue.

I'm pretty sure that the US govt sanction you if you do pay a ransom and these days it's just not worth it.

Cue announcement from Garmin that they paid ;-)
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Re: Garmin

Post by Scud » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:48 am

Article this morning said it was a group called Evil Corp,russian hackers based in Taiwan, they have already caused over $100 million of damage to other companies, so US Government has them on black list and sanctions, meaning Garmin would be severely reprimanded if they did pay.

Evil Corp does sound like it should be in a Marvel film..

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